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April 2017

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strength - peter

Eight days until my surgery. It's weird how something like that will sit on your horizon and blot out everything else.

Today I had my pre-surgery tests. I don't know about the blood work yet, but the EKG and BP are fine.

Bad news is, I can't take any more painkillers - not even aspirin - until after the surgery. That's gonna hurt.

Good news is that my coworkers are also my friends. My roomie can't drive as far as Dallas, so I have to look elsewhere for rides. (Don't worry - she'll be my primary caretaker for four weeks, so she'll be doing enough!) Pam is taking me home with her the night before, driving me in at 5:30 AM, and staying there for hours, until I'm awake in a room. And my new boss, Deb, said that if Pam hadn't planned on doing it, she would have! My neighbor Peggy will bring me home and also take me down to get the staples (ew) taken out. So I'm all set, and boy, do I have good friends. As I always say, better friends than I deserve.

So now I'm just counting down. At least I've lost the horrible dread. I don't know why, exactly - it just went away. Maybe because my pain level has become more or less constant and high, so I just. want. to. getitoverwith.


:D It's wonderful that you have so many people who will be looking after you! And you certainly deserve every one of them. .

I'm glad the feelings of dread are gone, and I know how they feel. I've gone under for surgery twice in my life, and I was scared witless both times of the anesthesia, at least until they gave me that first little bit of morphine, or whatever happy fluid they were running into my IV.

I'll be thinking about you and praying that everything goes smoothly and without incident. :)
I'm glad your tests were fine.

I'm sorry about the lack of painkillers. Ouch.

I'm delighted that you've got the arrangements for transportation worked out, and that you have lots of people who are going to be taking care of you. You certainly deserve all the friends you have. *huggles*

Don't worry about the staples. It sounds gross, but they pop right out painlessly. (I had them with my c-section).

And I'm SO glad that you've lost your apprehension. I've been sending up prayers and good thoughts on your behalf.

Could Randi possibly email me to let me know how you're doing?
Randi will be posting here to let y'all know how I'm doing until I'm able to get onto the computer again. :)
Oh, that's really good. *hugs*
I know that everything will be fine, dear. I'll be sending healing vibes and thinking of you!